A HARARE man is denying his sister in-in-law access to her child after she allegedly bedded one of her former hubby’s brothers whom she claims infected her with a sexually transmitted disease.
This was revealed at the Civil Court yesterday when Shylet Matoneni made an application for access to her child, who is currently in the custody of her brother-in-law Kenneth Nyaguma.
In her application, Matoneni had indicated that after her husband left for the United States in 2010, her in-laws chased her from her matrimonial home.
“They forced me to sign off my child to them yet they never paid my bride price nor met any of my relatives,” Matoneni said.
She also told the court that from the time her husband left, one of his brothers, who was not identified in court, started proposing love to her.
“I used to resist his advances, but one night he came and managed to manipulate me into engaging in sex with him and infected me with an STI,” she said.
Nyaguma opposed the application saying Matoneni was an unfit mother who was not even welcome at their home.
He alleged Matoneni had turned into a prostitute after her husband left the country, adding for the few days that she had lived with the child she exposed him to different types of men.
Nyaguma said Matoneni had initially dumped the baby claiming she had nowhere to stay.
Presiding magistrate Gamuchirai Siwardi will pass her judgment today.